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US Judge Rejects Bush's Navy Sonar Exemption A Los Angeles judge has rejected a decision by United States President George W Bush to allow the Navy to use sonar equipment accused of endangering marine life, minipress saying there is no justification to override environmental laws. In a 36-page opinion, minipress US District Judge Florence Marie Cooper says the Navy must now abide by a previous order which outlawed the use of submarine-hunting sonar in areas off the coast of California known to be populated by whales. Last month Mr Bush granted an exemption to the Navy, minipress arguing sonar was vital for military preparedness exercises. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/06/2155378.htm?section=justin